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Emergency Notice - Temporary Blue Crab Catch Time Modifications | Maryland DNR Fisheries Service News

Emergency Notice - Temporary Blue Crab Catch Time Modifications

10/26/2012  |   Posted by ghunt

Tags: Recreational, Commercial  

Effective Friday, October 26, 2012 through Monday, October 29, 2012, the Department of Natural Resources will not be enforcing the times for removing crabs from commercial crab pots from or the mandatory day off Sunday, October 28, 2012 or Monday, October 29, 2012. Licensees may keep crabs removed from crab pots during this period. All other regulations pertaining to the commercial harvest of crabs remain in effect. The purpose of this action is to allow fishermen to prepare for Hurricane Sandy by removing their gear from waters of the Chesapeake Bay and the Coastal Bays of the Atlantic Ocean.

Enforcement of time restrictions and mandatory days off will resume at 11:59 pm Monday, October 29, 2012.

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